Byron York appeared on Fox news on Friday to talk about the Regime’s creepy attempt to politicize the holidays.
The Conversation: The Creepy Precedent Behind Democrats’ Push to Politicize Thanksgiving:
The president and his allies have asked supporters of ObamaCare to push the unpopular law on their relatives, this Thanksgiving – even to the point of supplying them with strategies and talking points.
But that’s not all – Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns wants families to spend their time around the Thanksgiving table talking about gun control, and they’ve provided a handy-dandy placemat, “Talking Turkey About Guns” to help get the conversation started.
Not to be outdone, Planned Parenthood recommends that supporters discuss “reproductive health” at the Thanksgiving table. “Talking Turkey: 8 Easy Steps for Discussing Reproductive Health and Justice at the Holiday Table.”
You won’t find any conservative organizations pushing a political agenda, this Thanksgiving – the very idea is repugnant to most right leaning folks. Politicizing holidays is a uniquely left-wing impulse which has a troubling history in Communist East Germany, as Byron York reminds us in a post at The Washington Examiner, today.
Byron York: Why is President Obama trying to politicize the holidays?
During a recent stay in Berlin, I visited the old headquarters of the East German Ministry of State Security, better known as the Stasi. The building, in a suitably bleak part of what used to be East Berlin, is now a museum devoted to the communist surveillance state. The upper floors display some of the tools of that surveillance — miniature cameras, listening devices, files on everything — that the German Democratic Republic used to control every aspect of its citizens’ lives.
But the first floor of the Stasi Museum is not about spying. Instead, it is devoted to the propaganda that East German bureaucrats used to foster socialist consciousness in an unwilling public. One display explains the GDR’s efforts in the 1950s to politicize what in the past had been family and religious occasions. The state sought to transform weddings, confirmations, and other personal events into “socialist celebrations,” to be “committed collectively and aimed at a confession to socialism,” according to the awkward English translation of the exhibit.
The exhibition informs visitors that the project “did not gain popular acceptance.” Amazingly enough, people didn’t want to turn their family holidays into socialist celebrations.
Sultan Knish: The Obama who Stole Thanksgiving:
If you were hoping to eat your turkey in peace; forget about it. Michelle Obama not only wants to control your menu; she also wants to control the topic of your family dinner conversation by exhorting your more impressionable relatives to sell you on her husband’s substandard ObamaCare junk plans.
The “Health Care for the Holidays” page on BarackObama.com, promoted by his wife, urges his remaining devoted followers to “pledge” to push ObamaCare on family members and advises “integrating the talk into family time”.
Because there’s nothing that says “family time” like teaching people to hijack family dinners to become used health care salesmen; BarackObama.com offers sales tips like “Make it memorable”, “Be Persistent, but keep it positive” and “Find a quiet place”. That last tip will prevent other family members from hearing their screams of horror at the size of their new ObamaCare premiums and deductibles.
These aren’t tips for talking to family members; but for scamming them out of money. They’re the sort of crude sales techniques that MLM affiliates get in the mail. Be positive, be persistent and eventually you’ll sucker some poor idiot into an ObamaCare plan with a bigger deductible than the national debt.
Twitchy: Thanks, Obama! Here’s what happened when Obamacare came up at Thanksgiving dinners:
Did OFA-approved Obamacare talking points put in an appearance at your Thanksgiving dinner? How ’bout Al Sharpton’s “turkey tips” or the DNC’s “cool” O-care propaganda?
For some families, Obamacare at the holiday table was a recipe for disaster. New Thanksgiving tradition: Screaming arguments.
Twitchy: ‘Obamacare is GR8!’ Touré describes how Thanksgiving dinner got agreeably ‘wonky’:
For many American families, the subject of Obamacare being brought up at Thanksgiving dinner was a recipe for disaster. But according to MSNBC’s Touré, there were no arguments about Obamacare at his Thanksgiving table, which is apparently the very definition of “wonky.”
Twitchy: Ouch! Actor Allen Covert has a warning for Obamacare Thanksgiving preachers
Twitchy: Gut-busting! Best idea of what to share with family about Obamacare on Thanksgiving
Twitchy: O-Bam! Iowahawk has some advice for Obamacare evangelists on Thanksgiving
Miller Time Weighs In On Obama Obamacare Iran & Turkey Dinner – O’Reilly
Krauthammer: Obama abusing his power with ObamaCare ‘fixes’:
Charles Krauthammer: The real problem in politics today isn’t lack of civility but the breakdown of political norms and the outbreak of lawlessness.
ReasonTV: If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It: The Rap (w/ Remy):
Remy takes questions from the White House press corps.
PJ Media: Elizabeth Warren for President? Will a First-Term, Blue State Senator Upset Hillary…Again?:
The New Republic says Hillary Clinton should be afraid of Elizabeth Warren in the upcoming Democratic primaries. Will the Massachusetts Senator ruin Hillary Clinton’s chances in 2016? Will the Democratic Party run on the ‘war on women’ meme successfully?
C. Steven Tucker on Obamacare for AFP Indiana 93.1 WIBC and Chicks On The Right:
All of Barack Obama’s Obamacare lies outlined in 25 minutes.
The Political Commentator: PSA Video: Knockout ‘Game’ Self-Defense:
In this Special Edition Gracie Breakdown, Rener Gracie and Eve Torres share some critical self-defense principles everyone should know in order to defend against the growing trend of vicious unprovoked assaults by cowardly teenagers. Obviously, harsher punishment would reduce the frequency of these deadly assaults, but until that happens, everyone must learn how to break the “Triangle of Victimization” in order to reduce the risk of being targeted. Please share this video with all your friends and loved ones, together we may very well save a life.
Some good tips, here. Well worth your time.